While filming the movie ‘Man on the Moon’ with Jim Carey (who played the role of Andy Kaufman), Carey went into somewhat of an alternate state of mind because he was so focused on portraying Kaufman as realistically as possible. Due to this, Lawler informs that Carey was a pain to deal with during the filming and made his life pretty difficult.
Lawler informs that when it was time to film the iconic slap on the Letterman set, he slapped Jim Carey harder than he actually slapped Kaufman.
Lawler informs that he was absolutely thrilled when he initially received a phone call from Kaufman, informing him of the opportunity to present their feud on The Late Show with David Letterman. At this time, the only advertisement wrestling promotions had came from magazines so the opportunity to appear on National television wasn’t something that Lawler was going to pass up.
When he arrived at the show he met with the segment producer, who outlined the entire segment to Lawler which was supposed to include both men apologizing and Kaufman actually singing a song. After this, Lawler received a call from Kaufman who asked for Lawler’s opinion on what the producer had outlined.